Chilling poetry setting. Our grand master of surrealism not only brushed his canvas, he also found time to write. Here's one of his essays, read by himself, garnished with vocoder and some cute ambience. Vocals: Salvador Dalí (Apothéose du Dollar, 1967) favorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: ambient, vocals, lyrics, spoken, french, poem, poetry, chill, dali, vocoder
Part 1 in the 'Reise Ins Nichts' (Trip Into Nothing) series, a compilation of ambient soundscapes. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: instrumental, ambient, minimal, chill, soundscape
Misty version of a traditional Scottish folk song. Vocals: Lisa DeBenedictis favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: alternative, ethno, folk, celtic, vocals, lyrics, song, english, ballad, chill
Just to contrast with my latest tech/electro submissions, this is a very softly flowing ballad. Almost pure acappella - I've only added some shy percussion and a nice guitar solo. Please lean back and relax... Vocals, lyrics: SilviaO favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: latin, pop, vocals, lyrics, song, ballad, choir, chill
Alternative Rock It's actually an instrumental House/ProgRock soundscape, or in other words: a weird mashup. In order to create a chillout tune I started with picking a nylon guitar melody, but as more and more sound snippets had been added, it became an unforeseeable mixture of dubbed elements and melodic turns. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: instrumental, alternative, house, rock, guitar, soundscape
Soft and low ambience with infrasonic backbone.Part 14 in the 'Cranial Acres' series, a compilation of psychedelic and experimental sound installations. Topics: minimal, ambient, instrumental, downtempo, experimental, postmodern, psychedelic, subsonic, synth,...
Swinging downtempo essay; a theme I wrote somewhere in the 80's, sitting in my favourite cafe. At that day I noted the chords and impro ideas down on a scrap of paper and put it in my coat's inside pocket. Well, you guess it, that's where the draft resided a veeeery long time. Recently, winnowing my old clothing, I recovered the tune, and immediatedly recorded it to not lose it again. Then, listening this rather minimal arrangement, I decided to apply a bit of sound variation to the lead guitar... Topics: instrumental, jazz, swing, downtempo, guitar, improvisation
Traditional Celtic ballad Probably one of the most famous english folk songs, also known as 'Once I Had A Sweetheart', and has been a favourite of mine since I started guitar exercises in the 70s. However, the guitar is not dominating in this version; I tried to create a more common medieval atmosphere. Topics: ballad, traditional, vocals, lyrics, english, celtic, folk, ethno, violin, guitar, harpsichord,...
Holy reading over Minimal Deep Tech-House. Although I'm atheist and never cared about political/religious correctness, I had to drop this one as pure provocation; just to satirize the recent hype of 'Burn a Quran' (which IMO is a silly idea anyway). From a musical point of view I love listening to any meditative recitings, and after a couple of western and eastern mixdowns it's just another one in a series of spiritual chanting tunes. Speaker: Ali Abo-Hashim Lyrics: Quran, Qáf (Sure 50) Topics: experimental, ambient, electronica, minimal, house, ethno, vocals, lyrics, spoken, chant, oriental,...
Ambient Industrial (Vocals/lyrics: Fenix) Discovered a Fenix poem named 'doormat' on my drive the other day. Having already started with a dark Electronica tune before, I thus arranged her poem (via vocoder) and integrated it into the draft, which led to a strange Industrial Pop fusion. The title came from my Electronica WIP, previously designed as a pure instrumental tune. I just didn't change the project's working title after having added Fenix. Topics: industrial, ambient, vocals, lyrics, english, vocoder, poem, poetry
Rather simple pop tune, based on Jarrett's vocals. Surrounded him by my backing/bass vocals and guitars. Also thrown in som female vocal lines. Lead male vocals, lyrics: Jarrett Fontaine (aka tachyon869) Topics: alternative, pop, guitar, vocals, lyrics, song, english
Orchestral cluster, embedding a traditional German folk tune. Dedicated to my grandmother Lissel (1911-1981). Topics: experimental, orchestra, classic, retro, strings, cluster, ethno, folk, vocals, german, soundscape
Stumbled upon this acappella tune from narva9 and thought 'hey, let's add some blues instrumentals'. So I recorded a bit of mouth harp and guitar playing, and twiddled with a sort of shuffled drumloop. It didn't work out as groovy as I intended, but has its own nice drive. Vocals, lyrics: narva9 Topics: blues, swing, groove, guitar, vocals, lyrics, song, english, harp, revolution
Electro Blues Simple glitchy boogie, just rendered for fun and to avoid neglecting our groovy tunes. Btw, these weird background noises are extracted from a kaossilator demo track. Topics: electronica, blues, boogie, glitch, groove, instrumental
This one launched out when I was testing a guitar amp VSTe (Poulin LeGion) on drums. Expectedly, the resulting drumloop got kind of a lo-fi distortion, nice for dirty Drum'n'Bass. Normally one would have added corresponding tracks, e.g. aggressive guitars and harsh synth pads, but I decided to go in a different direction: what about using soft vocals and dreamy choir pads? And to my surprise this fusion worked out pretty well. Lead vocals, lyrics: Sue Tompkins Topics: alternative, pop, electronica, vocals, lyrics, english
Contemplative minimal essay. Part 14 in the 'Reise Ins Nichts' (Trip Into Nothing) series, a compilation of ambient soundscapes. Piano theme: Christian Martirano Topics: instrumental, ambient, minimal, piano, choir, pad, chill
Meditative chillout guitars. About a year ago I was strumming some random chords and intervals on my guitar - pretty much absorbed in thought - when suddenly a short sequence attracted my interest... three consecutive 5ths: B/F#, G/D and D/A, played slowly and descending. In my imagination I completed the 3rds and virtually heard B-minor, G-major and D-major, which gave a nice progression for iteration. Recently, when I was in the mood for some minimalism and ambience, I thought it would be... Topics: instrumental, ambient, minimal, guitar, chill
Synthpop version of a traditional Austrian folk song. For those who don't know the original version: it's a quite sentimental and drippy waltz in major key with simple lyrics and joyful melody, usually performed by vocalist/choir and a good amount of strings. My electrified version is in minor key and the lyrics are sung via vocoder. To maintain authenticity, I've thrown in some yodel clips. Lyrics: Karl Ganzer Topics: electronica, synth, pop, traditional, folk, vocals, lyrics, song, german, austria, vocoder
Mixture of modern drum'n'bass and traditional chinese instruments such as erhu, pipa, luan, guzhen and ban-di. They're mostly bowed or plugged strings, having simple yet interesting sounds. In spite of their frugal structure, Asian tunes have got a very profound, natural and acoustic flavour when interpreted by such instruments - which are seldom applied in other styles, eg. like triphop or jazz; nonetheless it's always worth a try. Topics: experimental, ethno, triphop, instrumental, china, chinese, asia
Kind of a downtempo Alternative Pop song about staying in the background and letting the cheeky talkers do their job. Backing voice: Emil R. Topics: alternative, downtempo, pop, vocals, lyrics, song, english
A guy talks to his annoying companion. Actually an all day situation... some people hanging around, drinking, joking, playing cards, just relaxing and having fun after a working day. There's always one guy who starts getting serious, spreading his philosophy that nobody wants to listen to. The only thing you can do is give him a beer and make him shut up. Topics: vocals, lyrics, english, rock, song, guitar, groove
Drum'n'bass mashup with epic vocals. Part 4 (of 5) in the 'Nucleobase' series, a compilation of experimental Electronica-influenced tracks. Topics: alternative, electronica, dancefloor, classic, vocals, latin, synth